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Exchange Messaging Outlook Volume 5, Number 12

Today's highlights:
  • Exchange 5.5 denial of service hotfix
  • Notifications from another mailbox
  • New tips for Outlook forms developers
  • Address auto-resolution vs. auto-complete

Regular features:

  • New utilities
  • Updated utilities
  • Other new resources

Exchange 5.5. Denial of Service Hotfix

Exchange 5.5 Information Store Patch 5.5.2653.22 fixes a security hole that makes Exchange 5.5 vulnerable to a denial of service attack via a malformed MIME header. For the download and details, see:

The articles mention that Exchange 5.5 Service Pack 4 will be released shortly. SP4 will include this fix.

We are keeping a running tally of articles on post-SP3 fixes for Exchange 5.5 at

Notifications from Another Mailbox

If you need to monitor a second Exchange Server mailbox in addition to your own, how can you find out when that mailbox gets new items? We can think of four different methods:

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New Tips for Outlook Forms Developers

I just love practical how-to articles! Microsoft recently has published several covering some tricky forms issues. Here are my favorites:

How to add a Categories button to a form

OL2000 How to Display a Web Page in an Outlook Form

OL2000 How to Programmatically Set a Form's From Field

For more tips on how to deal with common form design issues, see our page at

Address Auto-Resolution vs. Auto-Complete

People who move from Outlook Express to Microsoft Outlook 97, 98 or 2000 are often puzzled that Outlook doesn't automatically complete the names of recipients the way that OE does.

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